Richmond Public Library
|Items collected||books, e-books, music, cds, periodicals, maps, genealogical archives, business directories, local history, movies, TV shows|
|Access and use|
|Population served||186,628 population|
|Budget||CA $9,899,535 (2013) |
Richmond Public Library (RPL) is a public library that serves Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. The library has four branches in the city: Brighouse (Main), Steveston, Ironwood, and Cambie. RPL also offers weekly outreach service to the Hamilton neighbourhood.
The Richmond Public Libraries offer a variety of services, such as:
- Books, DVDs, music CDs, video games in a variety of languages for children and adults
- Computer and Internet Workstations (MSWindows, Web browsing, MSOffice, Basic accessory application-programs)
- More than 5000 movies and TV shows
- A silent study room and reading area
- iPads for kids (at Brighouse Branch), reservation needed
- Various programs for children and adults, including storytimes, ESL conversation circles, cultural festivals and presentations on a wide variety of topics.
The Launchpad, which was established earlier in 2014, is a new feature in the Brighouse (main) branch. 3D printers, digital creation stations and scanners are provided. Library users have the opportunity to order small toys which cost two dollars. The toys will be made fresh using the three 3D printers available. Some of the selections are: Humanoids, tanks, and dinosaur key chains. Members who order will get a ticket, which they will give to the library information desk at the booked time.
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